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Crazy Dough Pizza

4.64 from 30 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations like my Crazy Dough Pizza recipe for a thin, crispy pizza crust you'll love!
Crazy Dough Pizza Recipe - One dough will yield you this amazing result!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Recently, I shared with you all the recipe for Crazy Dough! It’s probably one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever shared, because it’s a no-fuss, no-knead recipe with tons of Big and Bold potential. From just a single bread dough base, you can make a variety of entirely different sweet or savory bread-based baked goods, ranging from naan bread, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, or even cheesy bread loafs, to name but a few. As a result, the potential for this dough is limitless. All you need is my master dough recipe and you’ve got tons of baked goods at your disposal!

One of the the many creative ways you can use crazy dough to improve your baking is by making it into a pizza base to create some Crazy Dough Pizza! It works perfectly as a pizza dough, since it’s easy to roll and gives you a thin, crispy crust when cooked. If you put on my 5 Minute Pizza Sauce in addition to the dough, you’ve got yourself a delicious gourmet pizza!
This recipe makes around four large pizzas, perfect for a hungry family on a weekend night. However, if you don’t see yourself eating all four pizzas in one go, pop the others in the freezer pre-portioned. Simply defrost your pizzas dough when the craving kicks in.
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While I adore the classic pepperoni and cheese pizza, I recommend rooting around in your fridge for other tasty ingredients you can throw on there. Most of baking is about experimenting, so throw in some new things to see what you like! Bake your pizza in a hot oven for just 9-12 minutes to get that lovely crust nice and crispy.
Once it was done baking, I couldn’t have been happier with the result! The dough rose up around the edges, forming a delicious crust and crisped up on the bottom just like any pizza lover likes!

I’m so happy to be able to add this recipe to my pizza repertoire. Since it’s so simple to make, requires no special ingredients, and keeps in the flavor like a dream, I can’t imagine making pizza any other way. Due to this recipe, I can have delicious homemade pizza any day of the week, which is a dangerous idea in my house!

If you liked my Microwave Pizza in a Mug or my Pull Apart Pizza Bread, you will absolutely love this instant classic. I cannot wait for you to give this Crazy Dough Pizza a try!

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What else can you make with Crazy Dough? Check out my Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread Recipe!

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Crazy Dough Pizza

4.64 from 30 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations like my Crazy Dough Pizza recipe for a thin, crispy pizza crust you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 large pizzas
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations like my Crazy Dough Pizza recipe for a thin, crispy pizza crust you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 large pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 batch crazy dough
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (6oz/80g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (4oz/120g) pepperoni
  • 1 teaspoon italian dry herbs

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450oF (225oC). Place a pizza stone or a flat baking tray in the oven to pre heat.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out the crazy dough base to around 10 inch round.
  • Carefully transfer your pizza base to the flat edged baking tray that has been dusted with flour. Dusting it with flour helps the pizza slide off easily.
  • Brush with olive oil the spoon over the sauce in a even layer.
  • Sprinkle over the cheese and top with pepperoni or additional toppings of your choice (I love to add olives, onion, diced bell peppers, its endless).
  • Slide your pizza from the tray directly on to the pre-heated tray in the oven (if you find your pizza is too heavy with toppings to slide then just put it into the oven on the tray it is already on).
  • Bake for about 9-12 minutes until the curst is slightly risen and crisp and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Slice and serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

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JulesK
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JulesK
1 month ago

Hi Gemma. I love making this pizza recipe and have planned to use it for my daughters Halloween birthday party. Can you suggest a bold way to make halloween shaped mini pizzas? I know your no yeast recipe would likely work better but I wondered if maybe there was a way to use a cutter and part bake them. Then cook them all up just before serving with a mix of toppings. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you, Julia . PS: Congrats on your family news 🙂

RF74
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RF74
3 months ago

My stepdaughter had friends over so I made three pizza out of one crazy dough. Garlic spinach, pepperoni and rotisserie chicken with mixed vegetables. The teenagers loved them! I figured out that I need to lower the temperature by 10F if it’s required under 375 and by 20F if it’s higher than 375. For most of the recipes, no need to bake longer.
Thank you so much for your easy awesome recipes!

Sharon Perrett
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Sharon Perrett
4 months ago

My daughter loves pizza, yesterday I made three batches of crazy dough, I divided each batch after first proof in half, labelled freezer bags as crazy dough and the date. I gave my son two bags to take home. I froze 3 bags and put the remaining bag in the fridge. Today I halved the dough and made myself a beautiful homemade pizza with fresh spinach leaves, sliced red onion, sliced chestnut mushrooms and halved olives, I sprinkled on grated red leicester cheese and some strong cheddar. Put in the oven and cooked for about 15 mins. It was delicious… Read more »

Anusha
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Anusha
7 months ago

Hi Gemma! I have tried bread twists with crazy dough. I got very soft inside but outer layer is hard. Of course it is far better than other recipes which I tried till now. Can you please tell what could be the reason of this? I have kept the remaining dough in refrigerator. Tomorrow I’m going to try pizza. Do you think I will get the hard crust? If you have garlic /paramesan bread twists recipe please share with us. I really love those twists which we get in Dominos. If you are sharing the recipe means we can blindly… Read more »

C
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C
7 months ago

Just tried your recipe and the taste is so great.. I just got 3 10″ pizza, I think my dough didn’t rise well?

I wanted to make another batch to try cheesy loaf and naan bread, but I have no more yogurt, can I use the buttermilk substitute which is milk+vinegar? Will there be a significant change on its taste and texture? Thanks.

Imane
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Imane
8 months ago

Thanks Gemma for yummy recipes. You made baking become easier and more fun. This is the best pizza ever.

Carole Corbett
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Carole Corbett
8 months ago

Hi!

Made crazy dough pizza! Excellent. It rose up beautifully in the oven. My husband loved it.

I had enough from your recipe to make two more pizzas. i can’t eat it but I did taste a tiny bit of the crust cause I just had to! I stuffed the crust with mozzarella and put sesame seeds on the outer crust as well. I’m going to prep two more crusts, bake for a few minutes to firm up and freeze for later.

Easy dinner!

Thank you,

Carole Corbett

Ranjani
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Ranjani
9 months ago

Hi , I have tried n number of dough for pizza … but this one s excellent … I got a very nice crust …I made Hawaiian pizza with chicken. I uploaded pic as well… thank you so much for given such a good recipie. I wish you all the best ..

Alicia
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Alicia
9 months ago

Hi Gemma, I’m a new fan who is really enjoying your videos. I am a working mum with teenage son who is a picky-eater. You mentioned your crazy dough can be frozen. I was wondering if I can make the dough ahead, shape it and add ingredients and then put in a bag in the freezer as ready-made meal for the evening so it can be just put straight in the oven. If not, what is the best process for making the dough ahead of time, freezing and then making pizzas in the evening a later date. Your help is… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny
10 months ago

HI, I’ve been looking for a thin crust pizza recipe for a long time and yours looks awesome. I also love that I can make lots of other things out of the dough! I know one batch of dough makes 4 large pizzas, but if I halved the dough would that be enough or too much to fill one large sheet pan? Also, my smoke alarm is really sensitive, what will the pizza be like if I don’t preheat the tray? Thanks!

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